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Commentary: Views on American Muslims must change

<i>Commentary:</i> Views on American Muslims must change
Erum Jaffrey, Arts Editor The American Muslim condition in the 21st century can be deemed as paradoxical. On one hand, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States, but it is also one of the least known about and judged religions in America. With the recent negative onslaught of Muslims in the media, it is safe to say that we have been examined and dissected under the microscope for years,... 

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity

Ghazzawi takes on religious diversity
Professor of Management Issam Ghazzawi entertains a full house for his lecture “The Coin Has Two Faces: Differences That Matter” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. He talked about a case study that covers issues that arose because of the religious differences among the immigrant employees at JBS S.A., an international meat packing company. / photo by Jerri White Deonah Cendejas Staff Writer Professor... 

Religion can’t cut birth control

A provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide birth control as part of worker health plans has reached the Supreme Court, marking the second time the High Court has scrutinized the new health care law. Hobby Lobby, a for-profit craft and home decor store, has been fighting for corporations to have the same religious rights as individuals or churches in what has led to the... 

Deity not needed for nation’s leaders

Deity not needed for nation's leaders
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff One of the greatest things about living in a democratic society is that it gives people the freedom to make a difference within their communities, as well as the nation. If one is inclined to become a leader, he or she is able to go for it – to run for office. Candidates for office also get to educate others about why current leadership has fallen short and explain... 

Postmodern age integrates faiths

Postmodern age integrates faiths
Lanney Mayer from the College of Education and Organizational Leadership presented his lecture, Integrating Faith with Learning in a Postmodern Age in the President€™s Dining Room on Monday. This controversial topic Generated discussion among students, faculty, and staff. / photo by Zachary Horton Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Lanney Mayer, associate professor of education, presented “Integrating... 

Commentary: Minority faiths should be acknowledged

<i>Commentary</i>: Minority faiths should be acknowledged
Amanda Nieto, Arts Editor When Americans hear about religion being taught in schools many shudder in disgust, but when the religion being taught is considered an occult faith they freeze in apprehension. The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education in England has added paganism as another faith to be taught in Cornish schools. The syllabus states that pagan faiths will be taught alongside Christianity,... 

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness

Pearson preaches on inclusiveness
Bishop Carlton Pearson, the senior pastor of New Dimensions Chicago, preaches the gospel of inclusion, which is the belief that all people will eventually see salvation. His 2010 book is titled “God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu....” In his March 22 lecture in Morgan Auditorium, Pearson explained that the terms faith and fear are often used interchangeably. He said the goal is to... 

BSU panel tackles racism, religion

BSU panel tackles racism, religion
Leeshawn Moore, BSU adviser and director of institutional research, offers opinions during a lecture on “The Help” in the President’s Dining Room, Feb. 23. She and Rev. Jeanette Williams showed clips of the movie and added commentary about each scene. / photo by Debora Escobar Mariela Patron Staff Writer The Black Student Union marked the last Black History Month event with a panel discussion... 

Interfaith issues emphasized at roundtable

Interfaith issues emphasized at roundtable
Nawal Atoura talked about the possibility of multiple faiths coming together for a single cause at the Interfaith Student Roundtable for Hope and Peace last week in the Campus Center. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, right, organized the event for the University of La Verne community to talk about their vision for peace among religions. At the end of the event, the group discussed participating... 
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